"And I love this idea that some people think of dance music as being very restrictive-- you have to this kind of beat, a certain range beats per minute, and blah blah blah. But it's almost like, if you satisfy those requirements, then anything else goes. The dance music that I like-- Holden or Theo Parrish, Villalobos or Carl Craig, some of the weirder, newer dubstep people-- it's quite liberating to think that as long as the music's rhythmic and propulsive in a certain way, then I can put Tibetan bowls and a harp in this track and I can still play it in a club. I really like that idea."
- Dan Snaith (Caribou)
"You’re in the center, you’re making the party go or something, you’re the artist, and then when the party is over, you’re alone in your hotel room, and you’re just by yourself, and no one is paying attention any more… And this is a different thing because this profession could make an illusion that you’re so needed, but it’s just a fake feeling. Nobody really needs you. That’s what all of the artists have. That’s their biggest problem, loneliness, because they mix up things… they take it for real. They really think that if they can rock the crowd with their song or their guitar riff or something everyone will need them, but nobody really needs you. Loneliness is a part of the human being’s reality, but I have no problem with it any more. I like it. It’s just that I am getting closer to the point of really being a human being. I really understand better what this is all about. It’s all a world of illusions, and it’s so great to feel yourself as a human being, a personality weak at times, and the weaknesses blending with your strong parts, with your passions. I’m really glad to be a human being… it’s great, but I’m also glad that I don’t have too many illusions about this thing."
- Nina Kraviz
"I think that a DJ or a performer can build an exchange of energy with a big crowd of people when they play for hours. This possibility could be used to awaken people or to make them access some parts of reality when they go home. It can change the way they perceive the limits of reality. One thing that I really like when we play is lots of people come to us and say it was a sort of "shamanic experience." It happened in Russia, Berlin, Poland, the USA. Different people from different parts of the world using exactly the same words. It was amazing. And, for me, it was quite a shock. That's exactly what I want, that's why I'm there. I'm not there to make people have fun and only dance and forget about their shitty day job, I'm there because I want to bring people to another level of reality. To see that this is working is a big reward and I think it's much more worthwhile than getting 10,000 euros to play two hours and to play shitty commercial things. OK, in the end we need to earn money, we need to pay rent, we need to buy food, but using music as a tool to make money is the worst thing a musician can do. It is a betrayal of the real essence of music, which is immaterial communication."
- Giovanni Conti (Dadub)